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House Republican Leaders Reaffirm Support for Nonpartisan Redistricting

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On Monday, Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert and House Privileges and Elections Committee Chairman Mark Cole reaffirmed their support for nonpartisan redistricting. This follows recent statements from House Democrats appearing to suggest they will no longer support the legislation as passed during the 2019 General Assembly Session. “When the House Republican Majority committed to nonpartisan redistricting during … Read More

Small Businesses Just Aren’t Important to Prince William Democrats

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Local races don’t get the media attention that congressional, statewide, or presidential elections do, so opportunities for candidates to appear in public to discuss their positions are at a premium. That’s why it’s unusual that EVERY Democrat running for the House of Delegates to represent Prince William County skipped the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum that was held … Read More

Chairman Bell renews call for bipartisan hearing on sexual assault allegations, proposes Oct. 16 date

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RICHMOND — House Courts of Justice Committee Chairman Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) renewed his call for a public, bipartisan hearing today on the two allegations of sexual assault by Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. Chairman Bell proposed an October 16th date for the hearings. “The two women requested a legislative hearing and have stated that they will only testify if the hearing … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2019 Legislative Report Card

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The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released their 2019 Legislative Report Card yesterday which grades members of the General Assembly on legislation related to key business issues. The Report Card mentions that legislation defeated by Republicans saved small and large businesses over $17 billion in new costs and protected over 150,000 Virginia jobs. Legislators were scored on their position for bills … Read More

House Majority Leader Gilbert: Democrat Cost of Redemption is Roughly $75,000

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House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the $75,000 from Governor Ralph Northam accepted by Democrats since the party called for his resignation in February. “Despite unequivocal calls from their party for his resignation, Democrat House candidates have taken at least another $75,000 from Governor Ralph Northam’s ‘The Way Ahead’ PAC,” Gilbert said. “Democrats … Read More

Crime Commission Hears Public Testimony and Proposed Legislation on Day Two of Meetings

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The Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) continued its two-day meeting on Tuesday, hearing public testimony and allowing legislators to present legislation filed during the ongoing special session. “The last two days of testimony have laid a strong foundation for the Crime Commission to conduct a thoughtful and deliberative study,” said Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-Rockingham), Crime Commission Chairman. “Staff will … Read More

Crime Commission Begins Two-Day Meeting to Discuss Measures to Keep Virginia Communities Safe

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RICHMOND — The Virginia State Crime Commission began a two-day meeting Monday as part of the ongoing General Assembly session on public safety that began on July 9, 2019 and will reconvene on November 18. Monday’s meeting included seven hours of expert testimony and presentations on firearms, mental health, and criminal justice. “These two days of meetings are the start … Read More

Statement of Speaker Cox on Delegate Samirah’s Disruption

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox issued the following statement Wednesday following a disruption by Del. Ibraheem Samirah at the Commemorative Session of the General Assembly in Jamestown. “I am disappointed by Delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s disrespectful outburst during the President’s remarks. It was not only inconsistent with common decency, it was also a violation of the rules of the … Read More

Statement of House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert on Democrat Boycott of 2019 Commemoration Events at Jamestown

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement regarding the House and Senate Democrat boycott of President Trump’s potential visit to Jamestown: “It’s disappointing, but not at all unexpected, that Democrats would put politics ahead of this historic occasion. Virginia has been the custodian of representative democracy for 400 years. As the inheritors of the House of Burgesses, we … Read More

Citing Republican initiatives, Virginia named ‘Best State for Business’ by CNBC

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox released the following statement Tuesday after CNBC awarded Virginia with the top spot as the nation’s Best State for Business: “There’s no secret behind Virginia’s climb to the top of the rankings this year. Our highly-educated workforce, our business-friendly regulatory environment, low taxes, and our ongoing commitment to education make our Commonwealth a … Read More